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November 2, 2016, 4:35 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft launches Microsoft Teams, its Slack competitor that comes with Office 365; app integrates with all Office programs, SharePoint, PowerBI, more  —  At an event in New York City today, Microsoft officially launched its Microsoft Teams competitor to Slack.
Kirk Koenigsbauer / Office Blogs:
Microsoft Teams is available today in preview for Office 365 commercial customers in 181 countries, with general availability in Q1 2017  —  Today's post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.  —  Today, at an event in New York City …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Phil Schiller says there have been more online orders for the new MacBook Pro than ever before, despite criticism from some users  —  In a wide-ranging interview with The Independent, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said the company has received more online orders for the new MacBook Pro …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
MacBook Pro 13" without Touch Bar review: brilliant display, enormous trackpad, but only having two Thunderbolt 3 ports will lead to pricey dongle headaches  —  More power, more portability, more dongles  —  If you're a fan of Apple laptops, I've got some good news and some bad news.
Facebook:
Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.  —  “We had another good quarter,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “We're making progress putting video first across …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Uber streamlines app by grouping car types into a few categories, making pricing and ETA clearer, better predicting users' destinations before app loads, more  —  But it also added a lot of clutter  —  by Lauren Goode and Andrew J .  —  Uber is rolling out a major redesign of its app today — the most significant update since 2012.
StatCounter Global Stats:
Mobile and tablet devices, accounting for 51.3% of internet usage worldwide, exceeded the 48.7% by desktop, for the first time in October  —  - Increased traffic plus Google search rankings stress importance of mobile friendly websites  —  San Francisco, CA and Dublin, Ireland; 1st November …
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
LinkedIn launches Salary, a tool that taps into user data to chart earnings across the globe, available to users in the US, UK, and Canada  —  The portal collects and analyzes salaries across jobs globally, which users can then access to better understand the compensation landscape of their given field.
Andy Weir / Neowin:
LastPass expands cloud password storage on tablets, PCs, and smartphones to all users for free; the feature was previously only for premium users  —  As we increasingly depend on digital tools and cloud services for work and play, the need to effectively manage the security of those resources continues to grow.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Prime members charged Amazon.com prices at Amazon's retail stores, while nonmembers must pay list price  —  Cashiers at Amazon's physical bookstores now ask each customer the same question: Are you a Prime member?  —  That's because Amazon recently implemented a new pricing structure …
Ina Fried / Recode:
CMRA Apple Watch camera band adds a 2MP selfie cam and an 8MP shooter for $249, preorders start now at $199, ships in spring  —  The downside is the CMRA costs upward of $150 and won't be shipping until spring.  —  In building its smartwatch, Apple designed it without a camera …

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